Moving

Today, 15/08/17, marks the day that I move into my own house. Even if that house is going to be pretty much empty until next week, that day has finally come. I will be heading there after work, with only the essentials to survive. That means that I won’t be able to upload stories on here for a week or so, since I won’t have access to the internet. I’ll still be writing, and the plan is to keep editing as well so we should be back to normal in 2 weeks at the latest.

I can’t believe how quickly this has turned around, this time last week it felt like it was never going to happen. Everything seemed to be moving so slowly and all I could do was wait. Every time progress happened other things stalled and nothing actually happened. It’s agonisingly slow, and then all of a sudden everything happened all at once, and we got the keys earlier today. It’s almost hard to believe. Years of saving, and preparing have finally paid off.

When I get the internet back I’ll write about living away from my parents for the first time and hopefully about how everything went smoothly and there wasn’t any big issues. We can only hope.

I’ve started writing a to do list every day. Not to do with moving, or even writing but everything. I’ve been told, by someone who studied psychology, that this will help me feel productive and like I’m working towards something instead of feeling like every day just slips past me while I sit around doing very little. I’m always sceptical of ideas like this and am a firm believer of forcing worries down until they explode and destroy the fragmented mess that I call a life in the first place, but as that doesn’t really work  I thought I’d give it a go.

I wrote on a scrap piece of paper on Monday, and achieved everything apart from one thing that was completely out of my control. I was waiting for a phone call which never happened, and when I rang them they said there was nothing they can do til tomorrow and they’ll call then. Adding that everything should be sorted. I’m sure it will be, but even if it isn’t there will be ways around it.

I also bought a little 50p note book to write my to do list in everyday. I’m not sure how long I’ll keep it going but it is satisfying ticking things off, so maybe a while. I hope it helps.

So this is goodbye for a couple of weeks, until the internet is set up. I don’t know what I’m going to do without it. Watching Dvds instead of Netflix? Also missing the new episodes of Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones and Preacher. It’s not like the internet can spoil it for me, and I don’t really speak to many people. So not that big of a problem. It just means I’ll have a day of catching up when everything is sorted.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading,

Ashley

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About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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